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All Ireland Winners

Congratulations to past pupils  Brendan Bentley and Niall O’Sullivan who won All Ireland minor football medals with the Dublin minor team this year.

Brendan and Niall returned to St. Joseph’s today with the Leinster final cup and the Tom Markham Cup for the All Ireland.

Here they are seen with Ms. Hogan’s senior infants and Bean Ui Loingsigh’s Junior infant classes. Mr. Hallinan also attended with his All Ireland winning medals (See below).

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School Council

Our school council has representatives from each class from 3rd to 6th, with regular reports and feedback provided to classes from infants to second.  They meet each month. The council will ensure that the interests of all pupils will be represented. Our school council will also have its own blog to report on their work.

The 6th class members of the school council have started their own blog at


The members of the council are

3rd Class: Mikey P, Cormac G, Rowan F and Matthew H.

4th Class: Séan L., Oscar B., Adam F., Daniel K.

5th Class: Alex D., Eoin M., Jack G., Fiachra C.

6th Class: Aaron D., Max O’N., Oisín H., Michael C..

Teachers Reps: Ms. Durkan, Ms. O’Riordan

Footballers in Semi

Well done to our three school football teams who have played several exciting matches during September and October. The Senior B team had their first victory over Bishop Galvin on Thursday while the Junior team were very unlucky in their last match against local rivals St. Pius. Our Senior team have qualified for the semi final of the shield following a thrilling victory over Scoil Eoin Bosco in Castleknock. The semi final will be played at the same venue after Halloween.

Match Report by Thomas R

Yesterday St Joseph’s B.N.S played……in a game of Gaelic Football.It was the quarter final of the shield. The game was played in St Bridget’s on the North side of Dublin. I played at right full back!

At half time St Joseph’s was losing by a 3 points. Mr Brennan said to us don’t give up. There is only one shot in it and kick it out to the wings instead of the middle.

We were 7 points down with 5 minutes to go. Then Marcel scored a goal and a point then Glen stuck the ball into the net and we were level. Cnnor Duffy scored a point which made us a point up. The opposition goalie then kicked it out and the ref
blew the whistle. The game was over. We all jumped up and celebrated at the end.

Window on Europe

Our new Comenius project Window on Europe – Learning to Learn was launched in Szezecin, Poland on October 15th. It was attended by teachers and principals from the six participating schools, Spain, Ireland, Norway, France, Poland and Italy.

The schedule of activities and mobilities for the next two years is now in place. The website for the project is available and it will be central to many of the activities during the year as ICT will be used in all aspects of the project. Pupils will be exchanging emails, videos and sound files, participating in joint projects with pupils from the other schools. We will be hosting pupils and teachers from the participating countries and we also hope to bring pupils from St. Joseph’s to some of the partner schools over the next two years.


 We are happy to announce that St. Joseph’s application for Comenius Project has been accepted. We are joined n the project with our friends in Sant Ignasi School in Barcelona and a school in Italy, Norway, France and Poland.

The theme of the project is “Window on Europe – Learning to Learn.” The project will continue for a period of two years and will entail pupils exchanging emails, comparing customs, and practices in each country. There will be a dedicated website for the project with exemplars of the work done and the various activities shared between the various schools.

We hope to be hosting many of our partners in St. Joseph’s over the two years and we also plan to travel, with some pupils from St. Joseph’s to the partner schools.

The project is funded by Comenius which is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme and Léargas, the National body in Ireland.